Category Archives: Operating System Deployment

Software updates that breaks your OS deployment process

From time to time Microsoft releases updates that requires multiple reboots. This would normally not be an issue for a device. But if you are deploying operating systems with ConfigMgr these updates will break your deployment process because the task … Continue reading

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Unable to PXE boot unknown computer after TFTP transfer error

You might have seen screens like this when PXE booting. It can be quite annoying, especially if it was an unknown computer running from a required task sequence deployment. When this happens you will not be able to PXE boot … Continue reading

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Changing driver source paths in SCCM 2012 with powershell

From time to time I need to change the driver source file locations for all drivers imported in a SCCM 2012 environment. To do that I created a powershell command line utilizing some of the SCCM 2012 powershell cmdlets. Get-WmiObject SMS_Driver -Namespace … Continue reading

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Access denied error when deploying an untrusted computer

  Yesterday I had to build a new Windows 7 SP1 x64 image by a Customer. I created a new build and capture task sequence like I always do. I added the Windows 7 source files to SCCM 2012 R2, modified the Task … Continue reading

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Change Keyboard layout in WinPE

The following will explain how to change the default keyboard layout in WinPE. Run the following commands from an elevated command prompt: dism /mount-wim /wimfile:”<PATH TO BOOT WIM>” /index:1 /mountDir:C:\temp\mount dism /image:c:\temp\mount /set-inputlocale:da-dk;en-us dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:c:\temp\mount /commit I had to … Continue reading

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Error: 0xC0000001 when PXE booting mulitple PC’s at the same time

Last week I encountered a time consuming issue by a customer. When trying to PXE boot 10 PC’s at the same time from a ConfigMgr 2012 distribution point that was running on a workstation, I got the following error on … Continue reading

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Listing Task Sequence Variables and their values

I often need to know what Task sequence variables has been defined during an OS deployment, to do that I use the following VBS script. Dim Var, TSEnv Set TSEnv = CreateObject(“Microsoft.SMS.TSEnvironment”) For Each Var in TSEnv.GetVariables()    wscript.echo var … Continue reading

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Extracting 3rd party drivers from OS

Often when I create new SCCM OS deployment solutions I need to repeatedly find drivers for numerous computer models and upload them into the SCCM driver repository. The process of finding the driver, extracting the driver and then installing the … Continue reading

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Join Domain Permissions

An AD Service account is needed for joining a computer to a domain during an unattended OS installation. The service account password will often be in clear text in the unattend.xml file, it should therefore only be granted the absolute … Continue reading

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